Kochi: Popular Malayalam film actress Kavya Madhavan Saturday filed petitions for divorce and domestic violence here.
She filed the divorce petition with the Ernakulam Family court while another one in the Ernakulam First Class Magistrate Court is against her husband and in-laws under the Domestic Violence Act for causing mental stress.
Kavya, 24, got married to computer engineer Nischal Chandra February last year and decided to call it a day from the film industry at the height of her popularity.
After few months living in Kuwait with her husband, Kavya returned to her parents’ home.
And after a break from all public functions, in October she made her first public appearances fuelling speculations that she might return to the silver screen.
Early this year, she starred in her comeback film Pappi Appacha along with Dileep and she has two more films in the final production stages.
Born in Nileshwaram in Kasaragod district, the actress entered the Malayalam film industry as a child artiste with Pookkalam Varavayi (1991).
In 1996, she cut her teeth in the Malayalam films in acclaimed director Kamal’s Azhakiya Ravanan.
Since then, Kavya has starred with leading superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal, and Jayaram. Her pairing with Dileep was a huge hit at the box-office.
Her popular films include Meesha Madhavan, Madhamabhi, Classmates and Ananthabhadram, among others.